Pole and Aerial Small Group Fitness Studio

Intermediate Aerial Silks


This class is taught by:

Andrea Milne

Aerial Instructor

Andrea was hooked on aerials from her very first class at Firefly Circus and Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta in 2011. Starting from barely being able to dangle from her knees on the trapeze, to learning big tricks twenty feet in the air, it’s been a love affair, only slightly marred by bruises in interesting places. After training for two years in Edmonton, Andrea continued her practice at Esh Aerial Arts in Somerville, Massachusetts, where she learned exciting moves like the death defying ‘Big Russian Slack Drop,’ and ‘The Blender'. Andrea has attended aerial workshops and instructor training sessions at the New England Centre for Circus Arts (NECCA), in Brattleboro, Vermont.  

Nicole Smith

Aerials Instructor


Originally from Kitchener, Nicole grew up being a competitive gymnast which fed her passion for physical art and body awareness. As an adult, aerial arts became her new love to keep physically, mentally and spiritually healthy. Through the years Nicole has studied at a number of circus schools including École Nationale de Cirque, in Montreal, Quebec. She has taken her love of aerials and wants to share this exciting form of art and fitness with others through instructing. Nicole now lives on the outskirts of Stratford with her partner, a bunch of rescue animals and some chickens.
Moving up and building on the skills and strength built in Beginner Silks, students will work on moving tricks up into the air, training their aerial inversions, learning more intricate tricks, strength moves and even your first simple drop. Students should be comfortable with climbing, inversions from the ground, and wrapping their feet in the air before moving on to Intermediate.

Pre-requisites: Students should be able to climb at least halfway up the silks, perform inverts and hipkeys from the ground, and wrapping their feet in the air before moving on to Intermediate. Please ask an instructor if you're not sure if you're ready to move up. Transitions should be made to the next level at the beginning of an 8 week session.

What to Wear: Please wear close-fitting, long pants, tights, or capris and bring a t-shirt that covers at least your arm-pits or long sleeves if you wish to protect arms. No rings, bracelets or watches please. No zippers or buckles on clothing.


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Sep 26 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Sep 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Tue Oct 03 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Oct 04 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Tue Oct 10 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Oct 11 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Tue Oct 17 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Oct 18 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Tue Oct 24 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Smith
  • Tue Oct 31 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Andrea Milne
  • Wed Nov 01 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Smith